College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Programs in Criminal Justice

MACJ/JD Joint Degree Program

  • The Seattle University MACJ/JD joint degree program has been developed to provide students interested in obtaining both the Masters in Criminal Justice and JD degrees the opportunity to complete the degrees in less time than if the two degrees were obtained independently.

    The MACJ/JD Joint Degree Program allows students to choose whether their first year of study is spent in the Department of Criminal Justice at the College of Arts and Sciences or in the School of Law. The second year is spent in the other school. The last two years are mixed, allowing students to take courses in both the MACJ and Law School.

    Students are required to be admitted separately to both the School of Law and the Criminal Justice Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and should consult the Graduate Bulletin for the specific admissions requirements for each school. Current students interested in the joint degree option must apply for the other program during the fall term of their first year of study.

    For additional information about the JD degree program, please contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the School of Law.

    Please contact the Graduate Director in the Criminal Justice Department for more information about the Masters in Criminal Justice Program.

    School of Law 
    Seattle University 
    Office of Admission 
    901 12th Avenue 
    P.O. Box 222000 
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090 
    (206) 398.4200 
    Fax: (206) 398.4058 

    Donna Deming
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs 
    Seattle University School of Law
    (206) 398.4307 

  • Information Sessions

    Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
    MACJ/JD Joint Degree
    Certificate in Crime Analysis Program

    The Seattle University Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is one of only eight programs in the United States to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the only one west of the Rockies.
    Our MACJ program is an interdisciplinary program offering a comprehensive, rigorous, analytic study of crime and the societal responses to it. The MACJ/JD joint degree program provides students the opportunity to obtain both the Masters in Criminal Justice and JD degrees in only 4 years.
    The Certificate in Crime Analysis (CACP) is a 1-year online program designed to meet the growing demand for criminal justice professionals with applied quantitative and analytic skills. Our students goon to successful careers in all sectors of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, social service, policy, crime analysis and research.

    Come join us for food, refreshments and an opportunity to learn more about our
    MACJ, MACJ/JD and CACP programs!


    • Nov. 5: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516
    • Nov.10: 12-1:15 PM, Law School 309
    • Dec. 3: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516
    • Jan. 7: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516
    • Feb. 4: 6-7:30 PM, Casey Building 516


    • Nov. 2: 12:30 - 1:30 PM, JOY Building 215.


    • Nov. 2: 12:00 - 1:30 PM, Marine Studies Building 168.

    INFO SESSION AT SU School of Law

    • Nov. 10: 12:00 - 1:15 PM, Room 309, School of Law.


    • Oct. 16: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Student Center 160

    Information sessions are held every month from October to March. Meet with faculty, alumni, and staff to learn more about opportunities in the criminal justice field.

    Scholarships available.
    MACJ applications priority deadline March 15, 2016
    CACP applications accepted throughout the year

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